His death was confirmed by his mother Debra Antney, who has forged a successful career as a manager of hip-hop artists. Her Twitter bio states that she has factored into the careers of Nicki Minaj and Waka Flocka Flame.
Her tweet is below. It’s simple in its tragedy .
I just lost another son.
— Debra Antney (@debrantney) December 30, 2013
Access Atlanta reports that Waka Flocka Flame tweeted to suggest that his little bro’s death was a suicide, but that posting has since been deleted.
TMZ reports that the authorities investigating the death believe it was indeed a suicide, since Redd died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy is being conducted.
He tweeted another message of love to his brother, complete with a short video montage tribute.
Ya Big Brother love you Kayo http://t.co/2wSW9O3cHT
— Waka Flocka Flame (@WakaFlockabsm) December 30, 2013
This is not the first time the rapper has lost a sibling. Another brother died in a car accident. Our hearts go out to Waka Flocka Flame and his mother over their loss.